Jat robinson redating the new testament
He believed that AD70 was a pivotal year for the early church with the destruction of the temple at Jerusalem and found it quite staggering that that event would have gone unmentioned in those books which had been believed to have been written very late, such as the epistles of John and the Book of Revelation. Robinson definitely came from the more liberal tradition of Anglicanism, and wrote many things which many of us would not support, however, his redating of the New Testament was, in the opinion of many of us, long overdue and it solved many former problems and questions.
The book proved contentious because it called on Christians to view God as the "Ground of Being" rather than as a supernatural being "out there".Robinson also made the Book of James very early, again, this makes very good sense since it is widely agreed that the theology in that epistle is somewhat raw and undeveloped, totally unlike the towering maturity of Paul in Romans! ROBINSON'S REDATED NEW TESTAMENT CHRONOLOGY James - c. Loosely speaking JAT Robinson was a liberal - that can't be denied - however, he was certainly an expert on tracking down the correct dating of First Century writings and here he was prepared to tackle and challenge other Bible liberals - and conservatives too - who stuck to very questionable dates. Here are Robinson's dates, he includes one or two early works which are not canonical: J. The modifications of the Divine image posited by Robinson have some aspects in common with the psychological deconstruction of God-ideas put forward by his fellow Cambridge theologian Harry Williams in his contribution to the symposium "Soundings" edited by Alec Vidler and published in 1962.The media furore concerning "Honest to God" – one which was to portray him as anything but conservative in the public mind - led to a criticism of Robinson in the Church Assembly – the precursor of the General Synod by the Archbishop of Canterbury Michael Ramsey, and there were calls from many quarters for Robinson to resign or be deposed.
Robinson was considered a major force in shaping liberal Christian theology.